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#Waiverwise: Family and Caregiver Training

Waiver services should be person centered. You will create a Service Plan within the budget limit ( $16,545 annually for FSW). There is more information available on this process in the waiver manual.

More information, including service costs, available in the manual:
http://provider.indianamedicaid.com/ihcp/manuals/DDRS%20HCBS%20Waiver%20Provider%20Manual.pdf

Family and Caregiver Training


Family and Caregiver Training services provide training and education in order to: 
 Instruct a parent, other family member, or primary caregiver about the treatment regimens and use of equipment specified in the ISP and 
 Improve the ability of the parent, family member, or primary caregiver to provide the care to or for the individual. 

Reimbursable Activities include the following: 
 Treatment regimens and use of equipment 
 Stress management 
 Parenting training specific to the disability of the child 
 Family dynamics training specific to the disability of the child 
 Community integration 
 Behavioral intervention strategies 
 Mental health training specific to the disability of the child 
 Caring for medically fragile individuals 

Reimbursement for this service is limited to $2,000 per year.

The following activities are not allowed under Family and Caregiver Training services: 
 Training/instruction not pertinent to the caregiver’s ability to give care to the individual 
 Training provided to caregivers who receive training reimbursement within their Medicaid or State line item reimbursement rates 
 Meals, accommodations, and so on, while attending the training 

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